Aviation safety investigations & reports

Piper PA32-300, VH-PPV and Victa 100 VH-BWT, Parafield SA, 6 July 1969

Investigation number:
196903388
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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At approximately 1419 hours CST on 6th July, 1969, a Piper PA32-300 aircraft, registered VH-PPV, and a Victa 100 aircraft, registered VH-BWT, collided in the air at a height at about 200 feet over the western end of strip 26 at Parafield Airport, South Australia. VH-PPV, which sustained no damage, continued in flight and landed safely at Parafield. VH-BWT which was substantially damaged remained in flight and also landed safely at Parafield. None of the seven occupants of VH-PPV and two occupants of VH-BWT was injured. After taking off VH-BWT climbed directly ahead and VH-PPV, which was already airborne, also commenced to climb but on a slightly convergent path, at a higher airspeed and with a lower rate of climb. The field of vision of the pilot of VH-PPV was such that VH-BWT should have been visible to him throughout the take-off and climb of both aircraft, but at a height of about 200 feet, over the western end of the strip, the pilot of VH-PPV saw VH-BWT apparently drifting across his path from left to right and slightly above him. He attempted to take evasive action, but the propeller of VH-PPV struck the starboard wing of VH-BWT and almost completely destroyed the aileron. Both aircraft remained in flight and were landed safely at Parafield.
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General details
Date: 06 July 1969   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1419 CST    
Location: Parafield    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Airborne collision  
Release date: 10 February 1971   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model PA-32  
Aircraft registration VH-PPV  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Parafield  
Departure time 1419  
Destination Parafield  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Victa Ltd  
Aircraft model 100  
Aircraft registration VH-BWT  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Parafield  
Departure time 1419  
Destination Parafield  
Last update 13 May 2014